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Subwoofer problem

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by erikbloodaxe, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. erikbloodaxe

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    I am getting intermittent loud clicks on my Yamaha NS-P220 sub (HTib40 home cinema kit).
    Does any one have a reason for it happening and a solution?
    Ta Vic :confused:
     
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    What!, 83 visits and only one reply! Where are you technophobes? Does it mean only novices ever look at this site? :lesson:
     
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    Is it regular or random?
    Fridges or heating controllers can cause this when they switch on and off.
     
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    Thanks Mat, for the interest. The clicks are random. My system, however is power connected via a 'Monster' protection circuit unit. :hiya:
     
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    Does the sub have an auto-on/off function? If it does, turn it to always on and see if the problem continues.
     
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    When its running, or just in standby mode ?

    As has been already stated, fridges, washing m/c, tumble dryers, even light switches and not forgetting the famous illegal radio transmitters (taxis are popular, boy racers and home radio hams who cant afford a short wave).

    Other than that, maybe its a sensitivity issue and the relay is clicking off and on in the sub. Check and see if the standby light changes colour at the same time as the clicks.
     
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    No auto on/off function, clicks when on only. Spoke today to a 'Monster' cable rep. He said move the sub further away from the TV and maybe upgrade to a better sub cable that has plenty of screening and good emi shielding.
     
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    I used to have one of the older versions of this set up, it had an auto on function (it wasnt called that, but it was selectable, otherwise you need to manually switch the sub on everytime you put on a film etc), I used the standard screened yamaha supplied cable without any problems. Have you tried plugging everything in, without using the power conditioner ?

    Random clicks can be attributed to un-suppresed sources such as cenral heating . Switch everything off in the house / unplug appliances and see if you still get the clicks.

    If your getting loud noises while its working, then you are probably using too much gain. My system frequently bottomed out, so I had the gain set to just off zero.

    I get clicks from my Naim system due to poor RFI protection (its normal, just annoying) but the Yamaha sub should be shielded enough to prevent this. If thats not the case then I suspect a faulty sub amp.
     

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